Jason M. Cassalia is a 24 year veteran of law enforcement and public safety. He began his career as a police officer for the Town of Manlius (NY) Police Department in 1991. Jason Cassalia served in many roles within the agency to include uniformed patrol, investigations, special operations, and ultimately commanding both the Operations and Administrative Divisions at the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain. Jason is currently the Undersheriff of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, an organization that provides law enforcement, corrections, and civil operations for approximately 450,000 residents.
Along with his career in law enforcement and public safety, Jason is a Team Leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The Commission provides for international public safety accreditation through an onsite and offsite assessment of best policy, best practice public safety initiatives. Jason has assessed over 30 agencies in the United States and Canada from Federal, State, County, Local, Tribal, and private communications facilities, training facilities, and law enforcement agencies.
Jason is also a former Town of Manlius Town Councilor, and served as a member of the Police Committee and liaison to the Justice Courts. He is a former board member of the Eastside YMCA in Fayetteville, and a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, National Sheriff’s Association, and the Onondaga County Chiefs of Police.
Jason is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, and resides in Manlius, New York with his wife and children.